Baldwin softball catcher eyes improvement

BALDWIN — McKayla Higbee is among the Baldwin players who has been handling the catching position this season.

Higbee is a junior.

“It’s going good so far,” she said. “We’ve improved a lot. We’re working a lot on communication and our defensive tactics. Now, we’re doing it a lot better.”

Higbee said she likes the catching position.

“I like the whole aspect of it, the throwing and the catching,” she said.

Higbee also plays center field. She wants to improve on  her hitting.

“We’re doing better than what we were,” she said.

The Panthers are 3-10.

“We’re hoping to win a couple more games,” Higbee said. “It’s teamwork overall.”

The team is improving on fundamentals, she added.

Last Thursday, Baldwin lost 10-0 and 18-3 to Mason County Eastern. Mikayla George was the pitcher in the first game. Riley Drilling took the loss in the second game. George had a hit in the second game.

Miranda Roberts and Shay Scott also got hits for Baldwin.

“I’m proud of our team,” Baldwin coach Bob Hilts said. “We played Custer, which is a powerhouse.”